The first time people ever meet a set of identical twins there are always the same set of questions asked. “Are you two twins?” “Do you have different birthdays?” “Do you like being a twin?” My two favourite questions do humour me every time someone asks me. “Can you read each others minds?” and “if one of you hurts themselves does the other one feel it as well?”
There are many good things that come with being a twin but also, like with any positive there are negatives. Despite these negatives though, the positives outshine them.
One of the best things about being a twin is always having someone there. When things get hard or you ever need help with something your twin is always there, even if you’ve fallen out.
However, twins don’t always like being put together as they get older. A lot of people think that twins would want to be put in the same groups or the same team. That isn’t always true as no one wants to be with someone 24/7. Twins might look the same but they have completely different personalities, which can clash a lot.
Here are some tips for when you meet a set of twins:
- Don’t ask questions you already know the answer to
- Learn their names and how to tell them apart
- Don’t group them together all the time
- Don’t tell them they are technically one person (it’s really annoying)
- Make friends with them (twins make good friends)
The one thing twins can’t stand is imagining life without one another. In my 17 years of living my sister and I have become inseparable. We’ve been in the same class since reception we are now in year 12. We haven’t always enjoyed it but we can’t imagine what it will be like when the time comes for us to go our separate ways.
Megan Emblin (Y12)